STAGS BACK IN PRE-SEASON TRAINING
Monday 29 June 2015
The boys return to training!
mansfieldtown.net, 30th June 2015
Squad reports back for pre-season training.
There’s still over five weeks to go before the new Sky Bet League Two season gets underway, but our squad are back in training ahead of the new campaign.
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This week, our players will be based at Brooksby Melton College in Leicestershire for daily sessions ahead of Saturday’s first pre-season game - the Green Energy Challenge Trophy clash with local non-league side Rainworth Miners Welfare.
On their first day back, our newly-formed squad were put through their paces with a series of endurance testing runs, both indoors and outdoors, including the bleep test.
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Players will benefit from hard week - Murray
mansfieldtown.net, 30th June 2015
Boss says ‘thought out week’ of intense training will be to squad’s benefit.
An intense week of training at Brooksby Melton College will help our newly formed squad create a strong bond for the season, believes boss Adam Murray.
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Our players reported back for pre-season training yesterday and will undergo a long week of tough sessions at the campus in Leicestershire, ahead of Saturday’s first friendly with Rainworth Miners Welfare.
“The squad are looking good,” said manager Adam Murray.
“Obviously with it being their first day back, they went through a series of tests in the morning and in the afternoon we just got them back used to the football and dropped little bits and bobs in, ready to start the real work on Tuesday.
“So [Monday] was a little bit of an introductory day and it’s a good start to the week.”
Asked what he’s got planned for our players over the coming days, our boss continued: “Like I’ve said from day, there will be things that are a little bit outside of the box. There’ll be things which encourage people to come out of their comfort zone and at the same time there’ll be seeds implanted early on as to how we’re going to go about this season.
“From the first minute that the lads walked in, they understood what the targets were for the season. So the stall has been set out early doors and now it’ll be a continual growth of information as the week goes on.”
Our team are set to play over a dozen pre-season games - with opposition ranging from local non-league sides such as Shirebrook Town, Basford United and Carlton Town to established Football League clubs including Leicester City and former FA Cup winners Barnsley.
“A new group has been put together and with it being pre-season there will be a bigger fitness element to things,” said Murray. “That’ll be combined with a tactical element and obviously with a new group we’re putting a big emphasis on the team bonding side of things.
“So there’s a lot to cover and that’s why [we’ve gone] straight into the deep end.”
He added: “There’s going to be no time wasting. The boys are starting at seven o’clock in the morning and will be finishing at half past nine at night. It’s full on days and an intense week which will put people together during every minute of every day.
“It’s an intense schedule, but it’s monitored, it’s thought out and it’s a process that’s been put together by the first team staff and the strength and conditioning coach. We’ve got the sports scientists and analysing guys who go over everything and make sure that we’re not under or over-doing things.”
Adam Murray looking to strengthen as Mansfield Town begin pre-season training
chad.co.uk, by Stephen Thirkill, Tuesday 30 June 2015
Mansfield Town boss Adam Murray wants to add two more players to his squad as they begin their pre-season campaign.
Stags have strengthened well during the close season in a bid to dramatically improve on last season’s lowly 21st placed position.
Star striker Matt Green has returned to the One Call Stadium along with experienced shot-stopper Scott Shearer, Lee Collins, Craig Westcarr, Nicky Hunt and former favourite Chris Beardsley.
But Murray says he is still after a couple more bodies to strengthen his options ahead of the season-opener at home to Carlisle United on 8th August.
“We are happy with where the squad lies at the moment, our recruitment has been detailed and we have put together a group that we are happy with,” said Murray.
“There are a couple more bodies I would like to add that would strengthen us in certain areas. We are in no rush and want to make sure that the players coming in are the right ones.”
Stags returned to pre-season training in Leicestershire on Monday with a variety of team bonding, fitness and tactical training sessions on the agenda.
And Murray added he was happy with the current progress of his new-look squad as he looks to find the winning formula.
“There will be things built into pre-season that are outside the box and things that will encourage people to come out of their comfort zone,” he added.
“From the first minute that the lads walked in, they understood what the targets are for the season. The stall has been set out early doors and, from this point in, it will be a continual grow of information.
“We have a new group of players and there will be a big empahsis on fitness with it being pre-season. This will also be combined with tactical work.
“We are also putting a big emphasis on team bonding, so there is a lot to cover and we are going straight in at the deep end.
“The boys are starting at 7am and finishing at 9.30pm, so it is an intense week that will put people together every minute of every single day.
“This is a thought out process that has been put together by first team staff, We will not overdo or underdo things.
“It is a schedule that will leave us in a healthy position at the end of the week,
“We will see how the next couple of weeks pan out. It is first few days back and the boys are looking good.”
Stags have home friendlies against Premier League Leicester City, Championship side MK Dons as well as fixtures against Carlton, Tamworth, Rainworth, Worksop and Basford.
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